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Shut In Trailer Has Naomi Watts Haunted by Room Star Jacob Tremblay

Shut In Trailer Has Naomi Watts Haunted by Room Star Jacob Tremblay
Fresh off his critically-acclaimed performance in Room, nine-year-old Jacob Tremblay teams up with Naomi Watts in the first trailer for the upcoming thriller Shut In. Horror fans who have been obsessed with Stranger Things as of late will also notice that Charlie Heaton, who played the mild-mannered Jonathan Byers on that Netflix series, also stars as the son of Naomi Watts' Mary, who has been left in a catatonic state after a tragic accident that claimed the life of her husband. This new trailer reveals that Mary's life is about to be turned upside down again after she takes in a young client.

The story is set in rural New England, where Naomi Watts' Mary balances her work as a child psychologist with taking care of her son, who can't move or speak since the accident. She takes in a troubled young boy as her foster son, who
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Nominees at the 26th Gemini Awards

Yesterday, the Canadian Academy released its list of nominees for the 26th Gemini Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Emmy Awards.

Best Animated Program or Series

* Glenn Martin Dds

* Hot Wheels - Battle Force Five

* Jimmy Two Shoes

* Kids vs. Kat

* March of the Dinosaurs

Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series

* Anash and the Legacy of the Sun-Rock

* Degrassi: The Next Generation

* How to be Indie

* That's So Weird

* Vacation with Derek

Best Children's or Youth Non-Fiction Program Series

* Artzooka!

* In Real Life

* Spelling Night in Canada: Canspell 2011

* Survive This

* TVOKids - Mark's Moments

Best Comedy Program or Series

* This Hour Has 22 Minutes

* Call Me Fitz

* Good Dog

* Halifax Comedy Fest 2010

* Living in Your Car

* Rick Mercer Report

Best Dramatic Mini-Series or TV Movie

* Fakers

* The Kennedys

* My Babysitter's a Vampire.

* The Pillars of the Earth

* Sleepyhead

Best Dramatic Series

* The Borgias

* Endgame

* Flashpoint

* Skins

* The Tudors
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'18 to Life' Season 1 On DVD On Jan. 18

CBC announced that the first season of the sitcom 18 to Life will come out on DVD on January 18, 2011. The show will also return for a second season this winter.

Tom Bellow (Michael Seater) and Jessie Hill (Stacey Farber) are two neighbours who've been living side by side since their childhood. They're both 18 years old. In the pilot, they decide to marry each other. However, their parents have reservations about this marriage and believe that it won't last.

The show also stars Erin Agostino, Alain Goulem, Angela Asher, Jesse Rath, Kaniehtiio Horn, Arielle Shiri, Peter Keleghan, Ellen David and Carl Alacchi.
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'Barney's Version' Will Be Distributed in the USA by Sony Pictures Classics

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all American distribution rights for the Canadian film Barney's Version, which was produced by Robert Lantos (Eastern Promises). This film directed by Richard J. Lewis and based on a novel by Canadian writer Mordecai Richler is currently being screened at the Venice International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. The film will be released in Canada in winter 2010.

We follow Barney Panofsky (Paul Giamatti), an English-speaking Jew from Montreal, who feels in love for the first time of his life. However, it appears that he'll be married three times. Clara (Rachelle Lefevre), Barney's first wife, is a beautiful writer, but she's mentally ill. The second wife (Minnie Driver) left Barney at the time Boogie (Scott Speedman), Barney's best friend, disappeared. Miriam (Rosamund Pike), the third wife, left Barney for another man and he hopes that she'll come back to him.

The film is
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Nominations for the 2010 Gemini Awards

Today, the Canadian Academy revealed the nominees for the 25th Gemini Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Emmy Awards. So without further ado, let's reveal those who have graced our land of television in fall 2009 and winter 2010.

1. Best Animated Program or Series:

* Glenn Martin, Dds

* Guess With Jess

* Johnny Test

* Kid Vs Kat

* Wapos Bay

2. Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series:

* Degrassi: The Next Generation

* Overruled!

* Pillars of Freedom

* That's So Weird!

* Total Drama Action

3. Best Children's or Youth Non-Fiction Program or Series:

* A World of Wonders

* Canada's Super Speller

* Survive This

* Tvokids: Mark's Moments

4. Best Comedy Program or Series:

* Dan for Mayor

* Less Than Kind

* Little Mosque on the Prairie

* Pure Pwnage

* The Rick Mercer Report

5. Best Dramatic Miniseries:

* Alice

* The Phantom

* The Summit

6. Best Dramatic Series:

* Durham County

* Flashpoint

* Republic of Doyle

* Stargate Universe

* The Tudors

7. Best Music, Variety Program or Series

* 2009 Much Music Video Awards
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18 to Life: CW TV Show Planned to Return in December

Last week, The CW pulled 18 to Life after just three weeks on the air. The series was confirmed as cancelled but one of the TV show's producers says that the network hasn't given up on the series yet.

18 to Life tells the tale of two best friends who end up getting married at an early age and, to the dismay of their families. The show's cast includes Michael Seater, Stacey Farber, Alain Goulem, Angela Asher, Jesse Rath, Kaniehtiio Horn, Arielle Shiri, Peter Keleghan, Ellen David, Erin Agostino, Carl Alacchi, Samantha Moore, and Raphael Cohen-Demers.

On The CW, the show got off to a poor start in the ratings and the debut ranked in last place for the timeslot. Later installments brought fewer viewers. After last week's pair of episodes, the network decided to pull the show from the schedule, leaving six installments
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18 to Life: Canadian TV Show Cancelled by The CW But...

Tom and Jessie have their share of challenges as 18-year-old newlyweds. Unfortunately, their 18 to Life TV show has bigger problems. It's been cancelled.

18 to Life revolves around a pair of best friends who end up getting married at an early age, much to the dismay of the very different parents. The series features Michael Seater, Stacey Farber, Alain Goulem, Angela Asher, Jesse Rath, Kaniehtiio Horn, Arielle Shiri, Peter Keleghan, Ellen David, Erin Agostino, Carl Alacchi, Samantha Moore, and Raphael Cohen-Demers.

An import from Canada, 18 to Life debuted on August 3rd to just a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic and only 988,000 viewers. The second episode dropped to a 0.3 rating and 846,000 total viewers. That put the pair of episodes in last place in both categories. Later episodes attracted even fewer viewers.

After Tuesday's episodes, The CW
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18 to Life: New TV Show for CW; Cancel or Keep it?

The CW debuted a new comedy this week called 18 to Life. Like The Bridge, The Listener, and Flashpoint, this series was originally produced for Canadian television. Canadian shows have had mixed success in the Us so, how did this one fare?

The 18 to Life series revolves around Tom (Michael Seater) and Jessie (Stacey Farber), a pair of 18-year-old best friends who have grown up next door to each other. After a game of truth-or-dare gets out of hand, they run away, get married, and eventually move into Tom's family's attic. As a result, the couple's two very different families -- one free-spirited, one uptight --must finally learn how to get along with each other. The rest of the cast includes Peter Keleghan, Ellen David, Alain Goulem, Angela Asher, Arielle Shiri, and Tiio Horn.

In its first week on The CW, 18 to
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Three Canadian Films at the 67th Venice Int'l Film Festival

Telefilm Canada, a Canadian federal funding agency, announced ([1] and [2]) that three Canadian films will be screened at the 67th Venice International Film Festival, which will take place from September 1 to 11.

The first film is Denis Villeneuve's Incendies, an adaptation of a play written by Canadian playwright Wajdi Mouawad. It tells the story of Jeanne (Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin) and Simon (Maxim Gaudette), two twins, who travel to Lebanon. After they had read their dead mother's (Lubna Azabal) will to find a father they thought dead and a brother they've never heard of with the help of Lebel (Rémy Girard), a notary. The film will be presented during the Venice Days, a parallel section of the festival

The second film will be Richard J. Lewis's anticipated film Barney's Version, an adaptation of Mordecai Richler's acclaimed novel. We follow Barney Panofsky (Paul Giamatti), a Jewish from Montreal during his adventures in Europe.
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First look at CW’s ‘18 to Life’

HollywoodNews.com: CW’s show “18 to Life” have just released a handful of images from the first two episodes of the show. The show premieres on Tuesday, August 3 at 9:00 pm Est on CW. View photos from the episodes below:

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18 to Life“A Modest Proposal” Pictured: Stacey Farber as Jessie Hill, Ellen David as Judith Bellow, Michael Seater as Tom Bellow

In the first episode, Tom and Jesse announce their engagement — When an escalating game of truth-or-dare gets out of hand, 18-year-old Tom Bellow (Michael Seater) spontaneously proposes to Jessie Hill (Stacey Farber), the girl next door. Little does he realize Jessie’s up for the challenge, and the two are suddenly engaged. Though Jessie’s family seems disinterested, Tom’s is another story. Using every arsenal at their disposal, Ben (Peter Keleghan) and Judith Bellow (Ellen David) try to reverse their son’s insane decision.
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CW Acquires Canadian Comedy Series '18 to Life'

After a run this winter on CBC, a Canadian public TV network, the Canadian comedy series 18 to Life will be aired in the USA on CW, a TV network. This means that this show created by Derek Schreyer and Karen Troubetzkoy will premiere on CW on August 3 with back-to-back episodes airing from 9:00-9:30 Pm and 9:30-10:00 Pm.

Tom Bellow (Michael Seater) and Jessie Hill (Stacey Farber) have been neighbours for 12 years. At the tender age of 18 years old, they decide to say "I do" to each other. Of course, this also means that their parents will have to cope with this mariage whether they like it or not. Ben (Peter Keleghan) and Judith (Ellen David), Tom's parents, are a little bit socially conservative. Phil (Alain Goulem) and Tara (Angela Asher), Jessie's parents, are tree-huggers who like to rock out. However, when Tom and Jessie move into the attic of Tom's parents,
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CW to premiere new Canadian comedy series ‘18 to Life’ this summer

HollywoodNews.com: CW is going to be premiere a new Canadian comedy series about a modern-day Romeo and Juliet, entitled “18 to Life.”

In the premiere episode of “18 To Life,” when Tom and Jessie – 18-year-old next-door neighbors who have grown up together – run off and get married, their warring families are forced to become one in this hilarious multi-generational half-hour about relationships, true love, and who takes out the garbage. The series explores intimate relationships in combustible combinations as husband-wife, mom-dad, and in-laws all struggle to influence the newlyweds and control the extended family’s destiny. Tom and Jessie move into his parents’ attic and their marriage becomes public property, creating an endless string of challenges for the couple. As this new love blooms audaciously amidst the two settled marriages, it stirs up new frictions and old passions in both sets of parents.

“18 to Life” stars Stacey Farber (“Degrassi: The Next Generation
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[News] Teaser of 'Barney's Version'

Fans of Mordecai Richler, the adaptation of his novel Barney's Version will be released in winter 2010. Other than that, the teaser of the film has been online since four days.

The film tells the story of Barney Panofsky (Paul Giamatti), an English-speaking Jew from Montreal, who feels in love for the first time of his life. However, it appears that he'll be married three times. Clara (Rachelle Lefevre), Barney's first wife, is a beautiful writer, but she's mentally ill. The second wife (Minnie Driver) left Barney at the time Boogie (Scott Speedman), Barney's best friend, disappeared. Miriam (Rosamund Pike), the third wife, left Barney for another man and he hopes that she'll come back to him.

The film is a co-production between Canada and Italy. Besides, it was made with a budget of $28 million. As for the shooting locations, the cast and the crew went to Montreal, Austin, the Laurentian region (all in Quebec,
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'18 to Life' Premieres Jan. 4 on CBC

Despite the fact that the American network ABC withdrew its financial support, "18 to Life" will be airing on a television or streamed on a computer near you (if you're a Canadian). Besides, 18 to Life, which was created and written by Derek Schreyer and Karen Troubetzkoy, will premiere Monday, January 4, 2010 at 8 Pm on CBC.

Tom Bellow (Michael Seater) and Jessie Hill (Stacey Farber) have been neighbours for 12 years. At the tender age of 18 years old, they decide to say "I do" to each other. Of course, this also means that their parents will have to cope with this mariage whether they like it or not. Ben (Peter Keleghan) and Judith (Ellen David), Tom's parents, are a little bit socially conservative. Phil (Alain Goulem) and Tara (Angela Asher), Jessie's parents, are tree-huggers who like to rock out. However, when Tom and Jessie move into the attic of Tom's parents, new tensions between
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The Centaur Theatre Company's In Piazza San Domenico Gets Extended, New Dates 11/3-8

From the author of Mambo Italiano, comes the World Premiere of a light-hearted and hilariouscomedy about love, lust and misunderstandings, inspired by Feydeau, Goldoni and Sophia Loren.

It's a burning hot August in Naples, 1952 - "earthquake weather", and the citizens of Piazza San Domenico are all stirred up when Carmelina Benevento (Christina Broccolini) suddenly faints upon hearing some bad news about her fiancé, Guido (Guido Cocomello). A series of conspicuous sightings between people provoke gossip.

Misinterpretations ensue as The Players contrive their own schemesand desperately try to keep face. But love and earth tremors have a way of setting things straight! Playwright, Steve Galluccio is a three-time Gemini Award-winning writer whose career started in Montreal's vibrant underground theatre scene. Galluccio burst into "legit" theatre in 2000 with his breakthrough work, Mambo Italiano which was translated into French by Michel Tremblay.

An astounding hit in both French and English, the play has
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Purple Crime Fighting Time! Trailer for the SyFy Channel’s new Phantom

Really, he’s wearing purple. If you’re going to go and change the Phantom’s costume completely, shouldn’t you also change the color, too? Why bother holding onto the ridiculous purple if you’ve already chucked the costume? I’m just sayin’. Anyways, that’s probably one of the things you’ll be wondering when Rhi Entertainment’s 21st century version of The Phantom lands on the SyFy Channel as a mini-series (and backdoor pilot) sometime in 2010. The first trailer for it below. The legendary superhero returns in this modern-day and action packed miniseries event. When Kit Walker (Ryan Carnes) learns of his father’s death, the adventurous young man inherits the mantle of his superhero father. As the new Phantom, the 21st in the Walker line, Kit vows to uphold and honor his ancestors’ creed—to fight crime and injustice throughout the world. Starring Ryan Carnes, Cas Anvar,
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CBC ready to commit to '18 to Life'

CBC ready to commit to '18 to Life'
Toronto -- The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. is ready to pick up locally produced single-camera comedy "18 to Life," even with pilot partner ABC out of the picture.

The Montreal-set sitcom, from indie producer Galafilm, portrays 18-year-old neighbors, played by Stacey Farber and Michael Seater, who get married on a dare only to face criticism from their parents and friends.

Last summer, ABC brokered a deal with Alchemy Television for U.S. rights to "18 to Life," marking the first time a Canadian and a U.S. network partnered on a Canadian primetime comedy. But while the U.S. network screened the Canadian pilot, it said Tuesday that it is no longer involved with the project.

Rounding out the sitcom's cast are Peter Keleghan, Al Goulem, Ellen David and newcomers Tommie-Amber Pirie and Ariel Shiri.

Derek Schreyer and Karen Troubetzkoy created and executive produced the sitcom, with Ian Whitehead producing and Peter Wellington directing the pilot.
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